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From 1898, The Sleigh Ride Party spirited by The Greater New York Quartette.

The Sleigh Ride Party

Company Columbia Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 9040
Category Descriptive selection
Title The Sleigh Ride Party
Performed by The Greater New York Quartette
Circa 1898
Announcement "The Sleigh Ride Party by The Greater New York Quartette for Columbia Phonograph Company of New York and Paris."

Evoking the high spirits of an old-fashion sleigh ride.

An early recording by Steve Porter who plays the lead in this selection.

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Categorizing a record as a "descriptive selection" typically indicated content beyond an unadorned musical or vocal presentation.   In some cases, such as this one, a descriptive selection seems more like vaudeville or a comic sketch rather than a band or quartette arrangement.


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